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Lead Designer – Capital Projects

Estates & Commercial Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £51,034 to £59,135 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent
Release Date:  Friday 16 April 2021
Closing Date:   Saturday 15 May 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 22 June 2021
Reference:  ECS21-03R

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community. 

About the role

The role will take the lead role in the design and project management of the University’s capital projects across a mixed-use Estate portfolio of research and teaching facilities, student residences, social and hospitality space, sports facilities and commercial space. As a key member of the Estates Projects Team, the role will provide technical advice and guidance into a wide variety of projects and initiatives, working with both in-house teams and external consultants.

The role demands experience of good sustainability practice, reducing carbon in design, construction and use and working towards Zero Net Carbon objectives on all projects where practicable.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in Architecture or allied profession with professional qualifications and a member of ARB, RIBA, RICS (preferred).

Significant post professional qualification experience and experience of

successfully leading a design team of professional staff in a design consultancy

practice or property services organisation is essential.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; experienced in preparing, analysing and presenting. complex information to a range of audiences and stakeholders effectively using a variety of mediums.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where all can be ourselves and succeed on merit.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

If you wish to provide applicants with a named contact for informal discussion about the vacancy during the recruitment campaign, please provide contact details here: 

Ian Quayle, Head of Projects 

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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.



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